4735Re: head bolts loose/oil and coolant leak?
- Oct 13, 2006doug
which car, year , miles ?
wet plugs might indicate different sort of problems
some of members are mechanics
figure out who and direct your concerns
--- In bmwe28@..., "doug dykaar" <ddykaar@r...> wrote:
> OK, the weeping appears to be coming from the head/block at the back and on
> the intake side, where its been invisible. I changed the heater hoses there
> (and moved them off the block), so now I can see where its weeping from.
> I thought the head gasket would last forever? What happened to these engines
> doing 300k miles?
> So, do the head bolts back off? Many other bolts on this car have, so I'm
> wondering if it might not be the head gasket. I guess I need to look at the
> plugs to see if they're wet. I could pull the valve cover and re-tourque the
> head bolts (check the valve clearances while I'm in there).
> Anybody loctite the head bolts?
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